News of the Weird

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

July 27, 2014

Week of July 27, 2014

LEAD STORY -- Modern Warfare The leader of the devout Sunni jihadist group Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, making a rare, solemn appearance in July, wore a flashy silver wristwatch that various video analysts described as either a Rolex or an Omega Seafarer or a feature-laden Saudi... continue

July 20, 2014

Week of July 20, 2014

LEAD STORY -- Toilet Training Enric Girona recently donated his prototype pet commode to the town of El Vendrell, Spain, hoping to spark worldwide interest. Conscientious owners would train their dogs on the station -- a hole in the ground with a flush handle -- which is connected to the... continue

July 13, 2014

Week of July 13, 2014

LEAD STORY -- Rocking "Messiah" Prominent theoretical chemist David Glowacki was ejected from a classical music concert at England's Bristol Old Vic in June for disrupting a performance of Handel's "Messiah" by attempting to crowd-surf in front of the stage. Dr.... continue

July 06, 2014

Week of July 6, 2014

LEAD STORY -- California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo has a huge, 350-student "viticulture and enology" program, preparing its majors for an industry critical to the state's economy (and with a venerable international cachet) -- but puritanical state law... continue

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